Featured Events:

21 Road Market 

July 28-30
For more information please call 800-553-2322

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Ongoing Events and Entertainment
Come just to listen or to dance to the blue grass and old time musicians who play every  Tuesday and Saturday beginning at 7pm. Admission  is $5 on Tuesday and $6 on Saturday. Line Dancing classes are also offered on Monday nights beginning at 6pm. The Jubilee is located on North Main Street, across from the Courthouse. 

Local blue grass and old time musicians jam each Monday, 2 blocks north of the Courthouse at the Crouse House in Crouse Park, beginning at 6pm. Come and play or just listen. No charge, but a donation is appreciated. 336-372-5473

Shop Sparta 
The town of Sparta offers a variety of art galleries, apparel and accessory stores, gift shops, restaurants and even an old fashioned hardware store. Click here to learn more about the merchants in Sparta. 
Barn Quilt Trails 

Barns and other buildings around the county display squares illustrating quilt patterns and add interest to a driving tour of the countryside. Drop by Alleghany Chamber of Commerce and Visitors' Center for a brochure. We are in the rock building with the green awning (58 South Main Street, Sparta). Our foyer is always open and a brochure is always available.

Driving Loops
Brochures for three driving loops of the Alleghany country-side are available at the Alleghany Chamber of Commerce and Visitors' Center. Each loop is about a leisurely hour's drive and includes information on historic points along the way. The Chamber office is in the rock building with the green awning (58 South Main Street, Sparta). Our foyer is always open and a brochure is always available.
Be sure to visit when planning a trip this Spring or Summer. Open Thursday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm. There's never an admission charge. Stop by to experience local history and to see the new displays, 7 North Main Street, Sparta.

Veterans' Morning Coffee & Breakfast
 at the VFW
The VFW hosts an informal full breakfast including, biscuits, gravy, eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, and coffee every Wednesday from 8:30-11am. All veterans are invited to attend.  Click to learn more .
The VFW Military Museum is open to the public, 10am-2pm, every Wednesday and Saturday in the basement of the VFW Post 7034, 1193 US Highway 21 S, Sparta, NC. Admission is free. 

Alleghany Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 800-372-5473
Weekly Chamber Brief
Alleghany Chamber of Commerce July 12, 2017
Volunteers Needed!

The Chamber is in need of volunteers for this year's Mountain Heritage Festival! If you or someone you know are interested in helping please contact the Executive Director, Chrystyne Murphy, at 336-372-5473
Smart Board Training

Smart Board training will be instructed by Leigh Ann Dixon on Wednesday, July 12th at the Alleghany County Library.
115 Atwood Street, Sparta  
To Pre-Register, Contact the Library at 336-372-5573 or by email at dbrewer@nwrl.org
No Charge!  Learn how to use the Smart Board for Meetings.

Main Street Pizzeria and Taphouse

If you enjoyed our performers during last week's Music on Main, they will be back on the truck this Friday night, July 14th! Jim Mayberry & Scott Mays Live. 
Moving Sale

There will be library items for sale on Saturday, July 15th from 10 AM until 1:30 PM. There will be desks, bulletin boards, kitchen stove, chairs and other items available for purchase! Cash or check only.
Located at 122 N. Main Street Sparta, NC 28675
Voices of Alleghany

This coming Thursday, July 20, 2017, "Voices of Alleghany" (VOA) will hold a Spoken-Word Open Mic Night in the lobby of the Miles Realty office from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. 565 S Main St., Sparta.
The VOA welcomes all writers from age 12 and up to come and share their poems and short stories with the public. If you aren't a writer you still are welcome to attend and listen! We had nine people reading their works last time, and we're hoping for more this time around. Please come and share and enjoy.

Alleghany Fiddlers Convention

The best of traditional mountain music in competition will be held on Friday, July 21st until Saturday, July 22 at the Alleghany County Fair Grounds 1375 US Highway 21 N Sparta NC 28675. 

Art in the Park

Join the  Alleghany Arts Council as local artists show c ase    their fine handcrafted artwork on Saturday, 
July 22 from 10 AM until 5 PM.
Located at Crouse Park 60 Cherry Street Sparta, NC 28675

Alleghany Quilters' Guild Show 

The Quilters' Guild Show will be held on Friday, July 28th until Saturday, July 29th at the Emerson Black Building at the Alleghany County Fairgrounds. The Show will begin at 10 AM until 5 PM. For more information please call  (336) 372-1779.
Mountain Soul

 We are pleased to announce Martha Bassett will be performing Sunday, July 30th 2017. The concert starts at 6 PM at Christ Episcopal Church 

Space Available for 21 Road Market! 

The Take a Break from the Interstate Road Market is July 28-30. There is currently space available at the Alleghany County Fairgrounds for anyone interested to set up!
For more information contact  Vickie Moyer  at Alleghany Parks and Recreation 336-372-2942.

Community Knitting

The Alleghany County Library invites knitters of all experience levels to enjoy knitting together at the library. Join us on Wednesdays at 10 AM for knitting and fellowship! For additional information, call 336-372-5573 or email dbrewer@nwrl.org.

Studio Redwood Upcoming Classes

July 20th- 4:30-6:00 PM  Adult Tray Painting Class-Private Party

July 28-30th- 9:00 AM-4:00 PM All 3 Day Road Market/Hwy. 21 Show & Sale! Free

Aug. 3rd- 10-Noon 6-14 Acrylics/Kandinsky & Tangle Art  $32.50. All Supplies Furnished (ASF)

Aug. 3rd 6:00 PM-8:30 PM. Adult Acrylics/Paint Sunflowers! $35. Bring own Beverage ASF

To register please contact Chris Davis at 336-372-7111
Located at 
Studio Redwood, Inc. 16 S. Main, Lower Level Sparta, NC 28675

Upcoming WCC- Alleghany Center Classes 
Classes starting in July:
Excel: July 15th, 22nd, and 29th: Saturday mornings 8:30-12 noon
Intro to Computer Graphics Concepts: July 11th-August 15th: Tuesday evenings 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Classes starting in August:                                            
Pharmacy Tech: Tues/Wed- 8/22-12/13/17   5:30-8:30pm
Strategic Games: Thurs  8/24-10/12/17  6-8pm  
Basic Drone Operation: Tues  8/29-10/17/17  6-8pm  

  • For more information or to register for a class, please contact Talina Pipes at WCC- Alleghany Center at 336-903-3143 or by email: tlpipes811@wilkescc.edu
Weekly Rotary Program

The Club meets every  Thursday at 7 am  in the 
Alleghany Memorial Hospital Solarium for a buffet breakfast and program. Visitors are welcome. 

July 13:
District Governor Scott Van Der Linden
July 20:
Susan Miles, Miles JOB Fund
July 27:
Theresa March, Empty Bowls project

Questions? Call Matt Kovacich at  336-200-2215. Learn more about the Alleghany Rotary Club at  sparta-nc.com/rotary.

Alleghany Jubilee Happenings!
Join us for the  Hillbilly Hoedown  with  Rise and Shine Band  every Tuesday night. Admission $5 on Tuesday, $6 on Saturday, age 12 and under free.    
Hours are 7-10 pm unless otherwise noted. All ages welcome.

Saturday, July 15: Big Ridge Old Time Band
Saturday, July 22: Closed for Alleghany Fiddlers Convention
Saturday, July 29: Mountain Park Old Time Band

Line Dance lessons on Monday nights from 6-7:30 pm, $3 per person 
per lesson.
The Alleghany Jubilee is at 25 North Main Street in Sparta, NC. Doors open at 6 p.m. For information call (336) 407-2603 or (336) 657-1441. Recorded schedule information: (336) 200-4949.